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This Penguin Classic is performed by Chloe Pirrie, Sam Woolf, Michael Fox, Olivia Darnley and Terence Wilton.
At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants, to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.
Translator Copyright © Anthony Briggs 2005 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
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Great book, flawed recording
Definitely a book worth reading. The audio here is usually great, but there are way too many editing mistakes (especially book 3). Some can be expected in a story this long, but there are so many flubbed/repeated lines that it feels like nobody listed to the whole thing before putting it up for sale. At one point the narrator of book 3 accidentally calls a bishop a “butcher”, and then corrects himself! Edit this stuff out! I don’t regret buying this at all, but a higher standard really should be expected.